Premier urged to demand that Federal Government fully funds Gonski agreementApril 06, 2017
The NSW Public Education Alliance has appealed to the NSW Premier to reject alternatives to the Gonski schools funding model. The Alliance comprises the organisations representing the parents, citizens, principals and teachers of NSW public schools. In a letter sent to the Premier yesterday, the Alliance asks Ms Berejiklian to act on her supportive public statements about securing the Gonski needs-based funding model, and demand that the Federal Government honour its obligations under the NSW Gonski agreement.
NSW Parliament Stands up for GonskiApril 05, 2017
The campaign for the fair, equitable schools funding offered by the Gonski model has enjoyed strong support in NSW – and support that crosses party lines. In recent weeks, members of NSW parliament have renewed their support for Gonski funding, and the great work the funding is facilitating in NSW schools to lift student outcomes.
Voters reminded of the effects of TAFE funding cuts on their communityApril 05, 2017
Central Coast voters are being reminded of the negative impacts the NSW Coalition's funding cuts to TAFE are having on locals, before they cast their vote in the Gosford by-election on Saturday. The Liberal-Nationals' Smart and Skilled privatisation policy forces TAFE to compete with private vocational education and training providers for much of its funding — the result being reduced government funding for TAFE.
Support for members affected by natural disasterApril 04, 2017
On Tuesday, 4 April, Federation Executive authorised a number of financial support options for members affected by the recent floods. “Federation offers its support to affected members and their families at this time,” Acting General Secretary David Wynne said in an email sent to members in affected areas. The email provided details of the following assistance to members directly affected by natural disasters:
New ACTU leader gives a GonskiMarch 18, 2017
New ACTU Secretary Sally McManus gave her support for the campaign to secure six years of the Gonski needs-based schools funding model when she addressed Federation's March Council meeting this morning.
Wet, wet, wet – but Port Macquarie’s set for Gonski fightMarch 16, 2017
Torrential rain (and even the lack of a Gonski Bus!) could not stop more than 80 teachers, parents and community members from attending The Great Gonski Gathering in Port Macquarie yesterday.
200 parents hear Gonski good news as MP pledges supportMarch 15, 2017
Member for Macarthur, Labor’s Dr Mike Freelander pledged to fight for Gonski school funding to be continued in full at a local launch of the AEU’s Getting Results 2 publication at Sarah Redfern High School in Minto, in Sydney’s West. “I understand how Gonski funding makes a difference to schools,” Dr Freelander said, as Federation members explained to parents of students the crucial benefits Gonski funding had brought to Sarah Redfern High.
More than 50pc of students struggling in under-resourced schools: reportMarch 15, 2017
International data released today proves that Gonski is working and highlights the recklessness of Malcolm Turnbull’s $29 million cuts to education. The PISA and TIMSS data released today prove that adequately resourcing schools leads to better student performance.
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